Leaving on a Jet Plane

October 22, 2009

Less than a month until the Premier of all the student films at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin.

Compared to other teams we are ahead of schedule, mainly thanks to my sister who is getting married in a weeks time back in the UK. So I’m heading off to the UK for three weeks, leaving the polishing of our film in the very capable hands of Steve.

He has been doing a great job tidying, adding foleys and various sound effects and we have just got a draft music score from Richard White, our musician, which is sounding good.

The story is complete, and just the finalĀ  polishing jobs of getting all the sound levels correct, and doing the painstaking job of colour correcting!

and then making sure it works in the theatre!

Big thanks to Steve for finishing things off while I am away!

The topic of 1080 was a challenging one, and we have met some interesting people along our journey. I think we have achieved what we set out to do, which was to produce a reasonably balanced documentary on the current use of 1080 in New Zealand. I am sure there will be some people who disagree with some things that are said and presented in the film. But I would rather have people voicing opinions on the film than not taking anything away from it.

The Premier is at the Regent on the 21st November at 7pm.

Tickets have gone on sale, and this event usually sells out. There will be 7 student films in total, covering a wide variety of topics. Should be a great night.

If anyone is unable to attend, we will be producing DVD’s of the film, sometime in December. They will be at a reasonable price.

If you want to pre-order a copy, please send an e-mail to 1080documentary@gmail.com

For those of you that do get to see it at the regent, please drop us a line afterwards and let us know what you think!



Picture Lock Baby!!!!!!!!!!!

October 9, 2009

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Thats right folks…the end is near, after a grueling several months of being locked in the edit room, endless meetings with of test audience (Cheers Sophie!) and executive producers. We have finally hit the long awaited picture lock! For those people, not familiar with the film production lingo, picture lock is when the main edit is done. No more changing shots, no more filming, just the business of making our movie look pretty and attractive. Kinda like airbrushing a supermodel, although probably not as glamourous. November 21st is the premier so its not long now people!